Blotter: Oak Lawn man arrested in connection with possession of cannabis

Julia Esparza, Copy Chief

A 27-year-old Oak Lawn man was arrested in south Evanston in connection with possession of cannabis early Saturday morning.

An officer asked the man to pull over in the 1300 block of Howard Street for driving without headlights at about 11:52 p.m. Friday. The officer smelled cannabis when he approached the window and spotted a smoking pipe in the center console, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said.

When the officer searched the man and car, he found six grams of cannabis and a small plastic bag of what police suspected was cocaine, Glew said.

The man was transported to the Evanston Police Department, where he told officers that he did not know where the cocaine came from.

EPD confiscated the drug paraphernalia and charged the man with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of cannabis. He was also cited for driving without headlights.

Man with gun reported in south Evanston

A person called EPD on Friday around 4:12 p.m. to report seeing a man with a gun headed toward a park.

The individual, who declined to offer personal information to EPD, said five men were headed to the park and one of them might have had a gun, Glew said. The person also offered a description of the man who allegedly was carrying the gun.

Officers searched the area and did not find anyone who fit the description and was in possession of a gun.

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